Clemson CB Nate Wiggins suffered what appeared to be a lower left leg injury late in regulation against the Florida State Seminoles in Week 4.
What Happened to Nate Wiggins?
On a 4th-and-10 play with less than 30 seconds to go in the game, Wiggins covered Seminoles WR Keon Coleman into the deep third and rose to contest a long pass from Jordan Travis. The pass fell incomplete, but Wiggins came down awkwardly on his left leg and immediately crumpled to the ground in pain.
Wiggins was eventually helped off the field by trainers but could not put any weight on his left leg as he made his way to the bench.
Wiggins, a 6’2″, 185-pound cornerback, put up 29 tackles, two tackles for loss, a pick-six, and 13 pass deflections in an All-ACC true sophomore 2022 campaign. He logged another pick-six early on in the 2023 season and was having one of the best games of his career against Coleman and Johnny Wilson.
Wiggins did not return to the game in overtime, and the Seminoles ultimately secured a 31-24 victory. Now, Wiggins’ status for the next weeks and months remains uncertain, and a diagnosis is soon to come.
If Wiggins’ injury proves to be long-term, the Clemson CB may have a decision to make about the 2024 NFL Draft. He’s only played four games in 2023. But already, he’s produced an abundance of quality tape, and he has the length, speed, explosiveness, instincts, quick reaction ability, and ball skills to potentially command Round 1 capital.
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